One Note Is Mine

Philip John Serrano

A Music Video Celebrating My Beloved Brother Philip John Serrano “One Note Is Mine” is a music video celebrating the life of my beloved brother Philip John Serrano (May 23, 1945 – January 11, 2017.) The video is created by Paul … Continue reading

Invitation to NICARAGUA WAY Book Launch Party

Bright Moments in Hard Times NICARAGUA WAY Book Launch Party is happening. Come and celebrate. You are invited to Book Passages Bookstore by the Sausalito ferry landing in Sausalito, CA, Saturday, April 8 at 4 pm. Book reading and book signing. My … Continue reading

Nina Serrano Reads Ancestors Stir the Pot with Music by Carne Cruda

Hear me read my poem, Ancestors Stir the Pot, with music by Carne Cruda Ancestors Stir the Pot, with music by Carne Cruda 1943, New York City, L-R Mother, Ida Serrano, Father Joe Serrano, Uncle Paul (Augustine Polo), Nina: Serrano. … Continue reading

Ancestors Stir the Pot, a poem

The search for roots and acceptance of death Fortunately, I had a chance to share this poem, Ancestors Stir the Pot, with my beloved brother, Philip Serrano, just before he died suddenly. I am left with the acceptance of death. … Continue reading

On Writing Nicaragua Way 5: Another World Is Possible

Another World Is Possible In this fifth video of a five part series, I discuss the basic premises behind Nicaragua Way and the sources of inspiration that brought me to write a Latino social justice historical novel. It is a story about the struggle … Continue reading

On Writing Nicaragua Way 4: From Memories to Fiction

From Memories to Fiction Welcome to the series of short (around two minutes each) videos about writing Nicaragua Way. In this five part video series Nina Serrano reflects on the sources of inspiration that brought her to write a Latino historical novel. In … Continue reading

Women’s March Shows the Way

Women’s March Oakland, CA, January 21, 2017 “The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States marked commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President …. An estimated 160,000 people attended the public ceremony held on Friday, January 20, 2017…. Along with … Continue reading

Blessed Be Ralph Maradiaga and Galería de la Raza

Blessed Be Ralph Maradiaga

Blessed Be the Latino Cultures of San Francisco On October 8, 2014 I  participated in the Lunada Literary Lounge at the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, offering my recollections and a poem, Blessed Be Ralph Maradiaga. Ralph was the … Continue reading

On Writing Nicaragua Way 2

A Nation of Immigrants by Nina Serrano Welcome to my series of short (around two minutes each) videos about writing Nicaragua Way. In this five part video series I reflect on the sources of inspiration that brought me to write a … Continue reading

On Writing Nicaragua Way 1

Sandinista Memories by Nina Serrano Welcome to my series of short (around two minutes each) videos about writing Nicaragua Way. In this five part video series I reflect on the sources of inspiration that brought me to write a Latino historical … Continue reading